Registration is now open for AdventHealth’s fourth community COVID-19 drive-up testing location in Central Florida, which opens Thursday at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee.
Like the other AdventHealth sites, the OHP site will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Kissimmee site will also be open this Saturday and Sunday.
There are no out-of-pocket costs, regardless of insurance status. AdventHealth will cover the cost of those who are uninsured.
Those who meet the criteria and wish to be tested should visit AdventHealthCoronaVirusTesting.com prior to arrival to register. The tests will be available to anyone who has symptoms or anyone who has had close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, even if they are not currently experiencing symptoms. Those who wish to be tested do not need a doctor’s order prior to arrival.
The test consists of coughing and spitting into a cup. Results can be expected in approximately two to three days. Those tested will receive a text message with instructions on how to retrieve the results. Those who test positive will receive a call from a nurse to review the results and provide care instructions.
“As we work together to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, testing continues to be one of the best tools we can use to let people know if they need to receive treatment and self-isolate. This is just one of the investments we’re making to help keep our community safe and we are pleased to bring this service to Osceola County,” said Doug Harcombe, CEO of AdventHealth Celebration.
AdventHealth has tested more than 17,000 people for COVID — more than any other health care system in Florida, according to the Florida Division of Emergency Management. The drive-up testing sites are operated by AdventHealth Centra Care and AdventHealth’s laboratory and along with other health care disciplines.
The testing sites in Kissimmee and Sanford join AdventHealthsites at the Daytona International Speedway and at the Mall at Millennia in Orlando.
“Ensuring our residents have more access to testing has been a goal for us in Osceola County,” said Osceola County Commission Chairwoman Viviana Janer. “Additional testing also means more accurate information for us to effectively plan when businesses are allowed to reopen and get Osceola back to work. We are grateful to AdventHealth for stepping forward and taking up this critical task in our community.”